All trends

The ruling elite

The Belarusian authorities aim to retain popular support without making significant transfers to the population

October 1 – October 7

The Belarusian authorities are attempting to reduce budgetary spending through cutting subsidies to resource-intensive industries

September 24 – September 30

The authorities aim to tighten the Internet regulation; the president further rotated regional officials

September 17 – September 23

The government will further cut subsidies to the public sector and social transfers to the population

September 10 – September 16

The new government breaks new ground; the authorities continue to pressure their opponents

September 3 – September 9

The political weight of marketers continued to grow; the information policy is undergoing changes

August 27 – September 2

The public dispute between industrialists and marketeers in the government has resumed; law enforcers are attempting to prevent growth in protests

August 20 – August 26

Lukashenka has appointed a new government, which is likely to tame industrialists’ appetite and whet marketeers’

August 13 – August 19

Law enforcers’ crackdown on independent media; successes of the digital economy

August 6 – August 12

Law enforcers step up persecution of opponents; the authorities continue to liberalise the business environment

July 30 – August 5

The president is confident of his power vertical; the power block is discontent with ongoing liberalization

July 23 – July 29

The state cuts subsidies to agriculture; law enforcers complete the anti-corruption campaign

July 16 – July 22

Reformists strengthen the private sector confidence in the state, law enforcers prompt staff reshuffles in the Health Ministry

July 9 – July 15

Law enforcement has stepped up repressions creating a negative environment for economic liberalization

July 2 – July 8

Power officials are attempting to shore up their grip on power with an eye on the economic bloc and the foreign policy department

June 25 – July 1

Privatisation in agriculture is on the way, law enforcement fights corruption in healthcare

June 18 – June 24

Law enforcers step up financial pressure on the media; reformists promote reforms in parliament

June 11 – June 17

The public sector is anticipating changes in the management policy; the Interior Ministry puts emphasis on public safety

June 4 – June 10

Reformists prompted a public debate about economic reforms; the president rotates staff in the wake of prosecution for corruption

May 28 – June 3

The Belarusian authorities have resumed industrial modernisation investing hopes in the state sector

May 21 – May 27

The government has frozen wage growth; unregistered NGOs are facing economic, rather than criminal penalties

May 14 – May 20

Belarusian ideologists are outplayed by Kremlin propagandists; security forces step up the pressure on independent media and trade unions

May 7 – May 13

Public debate about the constitutional referendum is unlikely; reformists’ influence on the state economic policy has subsided

April 23 – April 29

Ideologists lobby Internet restrictions; law enforcement relaxed the pressure on the opposition

April 16 – April 22

State-run media musters to enhance impact on public opinion, law enforcement steps up pressure on agriculture

April 16 – April 22

The president comes down on agrarians; local authorities are put in charge of the fight against “social dependants”

April 2 – April 8

The authorities improve relations with business; law enforcement has weakened the financial capacity of the protest movement

March 26 – April 1

The authorities step up repressions before Freedom Day; law enforcement focuses on persecuting middle managers for corruption

March 19 – March 25

The state proposes development opportunities for IT and education for national democrats should they waive claims to political power

March 12 – March 18

The state structures relations with local authorities and business

March 5 – March 11

The president slams the government; state ideologues promote a loyal attitude towards the Belarusian People’s Republic

February 26 – March 4

The authorities stimulate business activity in the regions; the power block steps up pressure on the opposition

February 19 – February 25

The Belarusian authorities willing to move ahead with gradual economic liberalisation but not even minimal democratisation

February 12 – February 18

The president replaced heads of major media organisations; the authorities attempted to discredit opposition election observation

February 5 – February 11

The power block has a priority in the state policy; the state has stepped up control over the IT industry

January 29 – February 4

The Information Ministry has enhanced the Internet censorship; an updated version of the decree on social dependants has been approved

January 22 – January 28

The Belarusian leadership is wary of nomenclature’s ambitions; candidates from pro-governmental parties have increased in number

January 15 – January 21